We're resurrecting an old series: Weird Art in Bars, in which we explore the wacky adornments on the walls of the city's favorite and under-the-radar watering holes.
Kozy Kar (website slightly NSFW) is an unabashedly, endearingly trashy bar on Polk Street that mixes 70s car culture with copious pages torn from vintage Playboy magazines that seem to cover every surface of its interior–they're even shellacked to the dancefloor. Let its LiteBrite sign lure you in to sip a PBR or one of their extra-strong drinks while sitting on a waterbed covered in shag carpet (oh, and the walls are covered in shag carpeting too). If you're rolling deep, get your crew inside one of the booths that's really a hollowed-out air-brushed van equipped with old CB radios. Needless to say, there's a lot to look at.
Kozy Kar, 1548 Polk St. @ Sacramento, 415-346-5699
Photography by Joseph Schell